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I'm an Oakland jazz salsa singer-songwriter, fluent in a few languages thanks to my itinerant childhood. Since 2004 I've done more than a dozen studio recordings for my own & other bands. In 2010, I sang on the Grammy-nominated Bien! Bien! In 2011, I made a fan-funded CD, and in 2012 my singing/songwriting was on Pacific Mambo Orchestra's debut CD. In 2013, we won a Grammy!

Posts tagged "travel"

PMO Tour: California gold

So much time has gone by, or so it seems. We’ve had a series of gigs back to back, so there’s really not much time to do more an eat, sleep, eat more, exercise, rehearse, soundcheck, perform, eat, sleep, pack and then travel. We had three great gigs in Arizona. The Fox Theater in Tucson...
PMO Tour: getting to Prescott

PMO Tour: getting to Prescott

There’s a lot to cover since I wrote last! Unfortunately, my wireless keyboard has gone missing. Could it be on the bus, or at the last, glorious hotel we were at for less than 24 hours? Our Albuquerque gig went great, though I was, for the first time on this tour, in a bit of...

PMO Tour: Biking through Albuquerque

Yesterday was Halloween — the first I’ve spent not trick-or-treating with my kids in 13 years. I started off by calling home and discovering that my kids had no plans to wear the costumes I’d made! Here I am on the road, surrounded with testosterone, and meanwhile, they’re home with Daddy, also surrounded with testosterone!...

This is it! On tour with Pacific Mambo

October 23, 2013. So I want to establish a habit while on the road of documenting everything, or at least journaling, something I do rarely. I’m in a plane looking out at an oak-dappled and lake-dotted Northern California landscape… we’ve passed Sacramento… ooh there’s a super tall white bridge over a river. I love looking...
Birth of an Arrangement: The Names of the Winds

Birth of an Arrangement: The Names of the Winds

It was the second set of our show. The pianist shot me a malevolent glare, then proceeded to butcher the opening chords of the song I was about to sing, obfuscating the key so I couldn’t tell what note to start with. He finished the intro; silence lingered as the band waited for me to...